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While I Was Living… Then THIS

While I Was Living… Then THIS

April 5, 2016 I heard a crash coming from my home office. No one was in my office, neither had anyone been in there recently. It happened 15 minutes before I was to start filling my bladder with water for an early morning ultrasound, the second of […]

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The Road to Coupling – Why, Oh Why Am I Doing This?

The Road to Coupling – Why, Oh Why Am I Doing This?

I’m not big on romance movies or novels. I steer clear of love songs. They don’t stir the closeted hopeless romantic in me. But I do find something fascinating about a certain type of love story. I learned that more than a decade ago when my father […]

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I’m A Survivor – Part 2

I’m A Survivor – Part 2

Marriage is supposed to be “till death do us part.” In the years of my abusive marriage I often thought about leaving my husband, but there were too many unknown variables – I didn’t know how to leave or what would become of me if I did. […]

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I’m A Survivor – Part 1

I’m A Survivor – Part 1

I recently started The Road to Coupling, a blog series about how couples meet, what leads them to marry, and what keeps them united. While I had a blast writing the first installment, which I published last month, it I got me thinking about my own road […]

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The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 3

The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 3

Defining Moments The more Shoni and Scott corresponded, the more real he became. Pictures of him popped up on her computer desktop screen – in the tile pattern. He’d gotten a part as an audience extra in the Spike Lee movie Bamboozled and we had to watch […]

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The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 2

The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years – Part 2

 The Middle   I was beginning to question whether Scott Norman really existed. Shoni had been reminiscing about her romance with him from the first time we met. I never saw a picture of him. There were no phone calls, neither were there any physical remnants that […]

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The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years

The Road to Coupling: The Normans – 10 Days in 10 Years

The Beginning   I met my best friend Shoni 20 years ago. For the first six years, there was one name on repeat in her story of love and relationships – Scotty Norman. And Shoni told the story of this man she met three years earlier with […]

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Origins of a Poem – Plottin’

I’d been looking for these two picture for years. They were the basis of a writing assignment for The Traveling Muse, a writers’ group I was in a decade ago. We were to look at the pictures and write something – a story, or poem – about […]

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Que Sera, Sera – Life’s Lessons

Recently, I ran into a gentleman who knew me in my youth. He reminded me that we’d met through a mutual friend when I was on my way to college. That would’ve made me 18 years old. 18… a million years ago. He said he remembers our […]

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The Success Files: Greatness

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.  Winston Churchill  As a writer, sometimes you never know what will inspire a story. On the day I accompanied my friend Inohs Sivad to Belle Isle on a shoot for the […]

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